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    Some thoughts for next year.

    I have a friend who is doing something similar to FS, but swimming. Theirs is also a fund raiser. Each of the participants chipped in a modest sum, which they are donating to a good cause.

    So for next year perhaps we could have a modest registration fee that would earn a t-shirt (or other item) and the balance would go to a charity we identify. With that in mind, we might even seek sponsorships (beyond BikeArlington - thanks Tim & Chris!) like Megan did with the HainsPoint100.

    Am I getting too far ahead of ourselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Am I getting too far ahead of ourselves?
    I am choosing to not think about winter 2015. I'm just hoping to survive the winter of 2014 to experience that glorious thing known as SPRING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    So for next year perhaps we could have a modest registration fee
    One word: liability

    You have just entered the realm of an organized event. You would need an organizational shell, insurance, and probably lawyers. This is why registration emphasizes that there is no one in charge and there is no sponsor. This is entirely at your own risk. Same strategy was followed for HP100 I believe.

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    We already have plenty of lawyers.

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    Make the "fee" and t-shirt/etc co-dependent and optional and I think it'd be okay? And better for potential newbies, which you'd want to encourage.

    I'm not a lawyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post

    ... and probably lawyers.
    Why do you think we keep YOU around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnoftheDread View Post
    Why do you think we keep YOU around?
    I dont think what I do would help: Cybertelecom

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    You have just entered the realm of an organized event.
    I don't like realms.

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    and also, who wants ANOTHER t-shirt? for a winter competition? make it a beanie, or a scarf (like last year) and it'd seem more appropriate.

    also, i won't pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayakCyndi View Post
    I am choosing to not think about winter 2015. I'm just hoping to survive the winter of 2014 to experience that glorious thing known as SPRING!
    There won't be a spring this year: it was sucked into the polar vortex.

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